Eat a Rainbow?!??!!!

22 Nov

 

One fun way to help our kids and families have a more balanced or nutritious diet is to “eat a rainbow!”  By this I mean have a colorful array of food each day!  Here’s some examples based on the colors of a rainbow:

Red – Tomatoes, Watermelon, Red Bell Peppers, Strawberries

Orange – Carrots, Sweet Potato, Cantaloupe

Yellow – Corn, Pineapple, Banana

Green – Avocado, Sugar Snap Peas, Zucchini

Blue – Blueberries, Grapes, Plums, Beets

So change things up in your kitchen and add color to your meals!  Kids may like these items in a different format (ie. cherry or grape tomatoes vs. regular large round sliced tomatoes, carrot sticks with a humus dip) or served a different way (ie. fun fruit kabob, add kernels of corn to a pasta dish, slices of bell pepper or zucchini add some crunch to a sandwich)!

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